Sunday, 4 September 2011

Rainbow Dash Papercraft

I know it's childish but it is also amazing. I found online a site that lets you print off and make a paper sculpture of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic characters. So far I have only made Rainbow Dash as that is the one in the example but I am in the process of making Flutter Shy too.

The link is: http://bronies.memebase.com/2011/08/26/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-fold-all-the-ponies/





Monday, 29 August 2011

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

Preview of the quilt!

As I previously said I have used Amy Butler's 'Sexy hexy "love" quilt' but in my own fabrics. It is a free quilt you can print off from http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Sexy_Hexy_Love_Quilt.pdf. It uses 10 different fabrics in the pattern but I managed to get away with only using 8 and replacing the other 2 with left overs. I've also chosen to use a plain cream sheet for the back instead of the suggested pattern. The binding will be a plain burgundy. The hexagon printed 'nineteen' stands for my age and I am currently embroidering my name above and the date below.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Quilting!!!

For years I have been considering quilting and I have finally taken the plunge! My bedroom is a mix of Edwardian style with 60's wallpaper so as an attempt to bring the two together I am making a quilt from traditional girly prints (flowers, strawberrys and polka dots :P) in red, black, biscuit and white to match the colours of the wallpaper. I am using Amy Butler's 'Sexy Hexy "Love" Quilt' pattern but with my own choice of fabric. I have no photos at the moment but when I am more organised I will upload photos of the fabric, wallpaper and quilt as it comes together.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Cake Covers and Cake Stands

Just a couple of the cake covers and stands I have made over the past few weeks.






Morning After The Life Before

So I held my first stall at the Summer Strawberry Fair. It was really successful and I got dozens of compliments on how nice the stall looked and the items for sale. I sold mostly furniture, crockery and home ware as well as a few handmade gifts. The shabby chic style furniture was really popular as well as a cake covers and cake stands that I made out of crockery and glass I have been collecting.

Here are a few pictures of the stall. Sorry there isn't more.







Final Major Project Exhibition



Sunday, 8 May 2011

Milk Carton Hats

My final project at college is all about recycling milk bottle cartons to make them 'desirable'. This started with just playing with just playing with the plastic to see what it could do.
Rugging

Rugging

Knitting

Melted knitting

Crochet

Long story short I decided to focus on 1940s style hats as my main inspiration. So I started to work towards a series of hats made out of milk cartons.

Crochet

Weaving

Weaving

Knitting

Knitting

Weaving

Weaving

Crochet

Monday, 4 April 2011

Mothering Sunday Gift

So as part of spoiling my Mum rotten on Mothering Sunday I made her this adorable fabric elephant. The fabrics are reclaimed curtains and cushions and I got the pattern from a friend. The pattern suggested I used a contrasting fabric on the inside of the ears but I chose to also use it underneath the body as well for a more chic look. Although it looks complicated the pattern is actually quite easy. You simply have to sew together all the underneath pieces and the back piece before the sides leaving the belly open for stuffing. My favourite part of the elephant is actually the satin blanket and tiny jingle bells attached each side. They are highly annoying in sound but utterly cute.

She is quite a large elephant as she is photographed here on a sewing machine case. I was thinking of maybe making more in different fabrics and weighting them down in their feet to make them into doorstops or paper weights?

By the way the elephant has been named Frieda by Mummy Ede





Thursday, 24 March 2011

Knitting Mad

I have honestly been going knitting mad recently, it is definitely taking over my life. I have even mastered the art of walking whilst knitting and carefully minding the gap onto trains without looking :P
I have collected dozens of baby knit patterns from books from my local libraries for the past few months and have been knitting almost a project a day for the past couple of weeks. I have in total 5 pairs of booties and 3 newborn hats.
These are just the ones I have completely finished off (removed excess yarn) and have been able to photograph